Adam Fisk hooked an 11-foot hammerhead shark while fishing in his kayak off the coast of Florida. The shark dragged him out to sea and towed him for two hours before he finally cut the line. He filmed parts of his adventure with a GoPro camera, and at 4:27 you can even see a shot of the second hammerhead who was following his kayak!
A hippo rescued a wildebeest (aka gnu) that had been attacked by a crocodile on the Mara River in Kenya. The rare moment was caught on camera by Israeli photographer Vadim Onishchenko, who told Daily Mail that he saw the gnu escape the water and that it seemed to be uninjured.
Two mountain bikers had a scary close encounter with a grizzly bear sow that charged at them while riding the trails of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. If you watch the video closely you can see the bear(s) appear at 0:34, 0:40 and 2:40 mark. Feel free to skip everything between 0:50 and 2:00. I recommend viewing it in full screen and 720p:
A cat was rescued by a hero sailor after somehow getting stuck under HSC Gotlandia II ferry in Visby, Sweden. Johan Skärkarl put on a survival suit and jumped into the icy water, grabbed the cat and swam back with it on his stomach. The rescue operation was filmed by his colleague Stellan Stenberg:
The annual fireworks festival in Tainan City’s Yanshui District, Taiwan, is being dubbed as one of the most dangerous fireworks festivals in the world. It’s held at the end of the Chinese New Year featuring thousands of bottle rockets ignited from a ‘beehive’ to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to those who are in the path of the rockets.
Meet Kamapua’a (or Kama), a surfing pig making waves in Hawaii…
A group of skiers working hard to rescue a deer that fell into a snow sinkhole in Untertilliach, Austria. Twice!
Gemunu the Elephant is already notorious for ambushing tourists in their cars as they drive through the Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. He gets very aggressive while searching the interior of the vehicles for any food its passengers might be hiding. This group had a very close and scary encounter with the elephant:
Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an 8-step puzzle to try and confuse ’007′, one of the smartest crows he’s been studying in captivity. The bird solved the complex puzzle pretty quickly, even though he never saw the objects arranged together before. Watch the amazing experiment in this clip from the BBC’s ‘Inside the Animal Mind’:
An impressive avalanche was caught on camera in Passiria valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The avalanche caused no casualties, but 25 people were evacuated.